Welcome to the July 2020 edition of CeramicsNews, a round-up of ceramics news that has caught our eye this month.


Ceramics Expo Goes Virtual in 2020

Organizers of Ceramics Expo have announced that they will run 'Connect', a virtual event week that will give the worldwide ceramics community an opportunity to interact, discuss, and attend webinars and roundtable sessions across five days in September. The conference agenda, delivered through webinar events, roundtables, and streamed keynote addresses, will feature more than 50 industry experts, bringing together key stakeholders to discuss cutting edge examples of technology development and collaboration. Read more.

SINTX Technologies Announces Publication of Study to Reduce the Spread and Transfer of Coronavirus 

SINTX Technologies, Inc., an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ceramics company focused on silicon nitride and its applications, has announced positive testing results demonstrating the anti-viral properties of its silicon nitride which may be useful in the reduction of the spread of COVID-19. The study results demonstrated that SINTX’s unique grade of silicon nitride inactivates the SARS-CoV-2 virus within a minute after exposure, and has the potential to decrease the risk of viral disease spread on surfaces. Read more.

Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Whitepaper Launched 

The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing, working in collaboration with Lucideon, has created a whitepaper which defines a route for the UK to create a globally competitive supply chain to service the growing ceramic AM market. The paper identifies key challenges facing the industry, and offers a number of development areas and opportunities for investment to position the UK at the forefront of this emerging technology. Download the whitepaper here.

Superior Technical Ceramics Hires Industry Expert to Lead Engineering Efforts

Superior Technical Ceramics (STC), a pioneering manufacturer of technical ceramics, has announced that Dr. Kristen H. Brosnan has joined the company as Technology Director.  Dr. Brosnan joins STC from General Electric, where she most recently served as Technology Manager for Metals and Ceramics at GE Research, where she concentrated on high temperature materials solutions for extreme environments. Read more here.

Murata Launches New Ceramic Capacitor

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed the world’s first multilayer ceramic capacitor with a capacitance value of 1.0µF in the 01005 inch size (0.4×0.2mm), which is increasingly used in a wide range of mobile electronic devices including smartphones. Find out more here.

Data-Driven Approaches to Materials and Process Challenges

The August issue of ACerS Bulletin features an article from Lucideon's Dr Richard Padbury on how data driven methods can augment existing experimental methods to discover and commercialize new materials. Read the article and the rest of ACerS Bulletin here.

Eleventh International Conference on Fundamentals and Industrial Applications of HIPIMS 2020 - New Date

A new date has been announced for the Conference on Fundamentals and Industrial Applications of HIPIMS (High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering) - 8 - 11 March 2021. There is currently a call for papers with a deadline for abstracts of 9 October 2020. Read the conference abstract and find out more here.


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